Putty, paste, or resin to make a driftwood support? - Aquascaping - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Aquascaping

Aquascaping Discuss aquascaping designs and techniques as well as get critiques on your aquascaping pictures. Find out how to use aquatic plants, reefs, and wood to design a planted aquarium.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-01-2020, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ObiQuiet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 471
iTrader Ratings: 3
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
ObiQuiet is a regular member
Default Putty, paste, or resin to make a driftwood support?

Hi,

I have a piece of driftwood that I'd like to stand up on end like a tree stump. However, the base is very interesting and full of cavities, so I can't really cut it off flat and make it able to stand on its own.

For the same reason, I don't think I can easily put a screw or bolt into in from the bottom to attach a tile or other weighted base.

Q: Is there some kind of resin or putty that can form around the base of the wood, and make the base? Like using play clay to make a pencil stand on end.

It doesn't have to be heavy, as weight could be embedded in it, but it does of course need to be safe for years long submersion and as inert as possible after it's cured.

Plasticine, sculpting clay?

Thanks!
ObiQuiet is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 11-01-2020, 10:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mistergreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,926
iTrader Ratings: 0
mistergreen is a regular member
Default Re: Putty, paste, or resin to make a driftwood support?

Find floor tile or some smaller tile as a base and gorilla glue the wood to it. The epoxy glue will foam over a few hours. Glue the rough side, not the smooth side for better adhesion.

You can also drill into the wood and tile to secure a stainless steel bolt for mechanical connection rather than glue.
mistergreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2020, 03:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ObiQuiet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 471
iTrader Ratings: 3
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
ObiQuiet is a regular member
Default Re: Putty, paste, or resin to make a driftwood support?

Gorilla glue is a good idea - I'll test that and see if the epoxy is strong enough to hold it vertical.

Thank you!
ObiQuiet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Aquascaping > Putty, paste, or resin to make a driftwood support?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1